Attention Club Ford and F1200 Drivers – NEW from VARAC

NEW for the 2019 Regional Racing Season:

VARAC, the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada,  will allow Club Fords (Formula Fords built up to 1981) and F1200 (Formula Vees) from any era to run on the Vintage Historic grids at CASC-OR regional race weekends. 

Many people are not aware that VARAC consists of three distinct groups of cars including Vintage Historic (sedans and sports cars built up to 1972), Classic (race cars built up to 1998), and Formula Classic (open wheeled race cars built up to 1998). 

For the last few years we have allowed Vintage Historic Formula Fords, as well as Vintage Historic Formula Vees to run on the VH grid at regional events so that they didn’t have to run on the Formula Libre grid.  Starting in 2019 we are extending this permission to Formula Fords built up to 1981 and to any Formula 1200 car.  The reasoning is quite simple.  First, both of these types of cars fit quite well for size, weight and speed with our VH cars.  Second, many of the drivers of these cars have decided to “park them” rather than run on the Formula Libre grid.  Having already made the exception for the our older cars, it was easy for our membership to extend the exception to Club Fords and Formula Fords. 

There is one catch – you will need to JOIN VARAC to run on our grid…

We are hoping that we can attract enough Formula Classic cars to join VARAC that at least three or four times a year we’ll be able to support a grid of their own.  In 2019, Formula Classic will have their own grid at the the VARAC Vintage Grand Prix June 13-16, and at the (VARAC members only) 40th Anniversary of Our First Event being held August 17.  If we can attract enough cars we will also ask CASC-OR to give Formula Classic a grid at Celebration, Oct 5-6, but that will depend on entries.

If you have a Club Ford or a F1200 and you would like to find out more about these changes please send me an e-mail at ted.michalos@varac.ca.  

We’re looking forward to the 2019 racing season – see you at the track!

November 2018 Pit Signals

The October 2018 edition of Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale is available.

Click here to download your copy.

AGM NOTICE – November 4, 2018 – Full Document Package Now Available

Date:              Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
Location:      Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2. (Map it here).
Time:             9:00am – 2:00pm
  • 9:00am – Pre-meeting snacks and coffee
  • 10:00am – AGM
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Drivers’ Challenge trophies   
Motions from members are welcome, and must to be submitted to the club Secretary, Gavin Ivory (gavin.ivory@varac.ca) on or before October 24th.
 
 
 
Proxy ballots are available by clicking here. If you cannot make it to the meeting in person, you may vote by proxy. Proxy votes must be received by the Secretary no later than the start of the AGM. 
 
Due to lack of response from members to our request for nominations this year, the Jim McGregor Spirit of Sportsmanship Award will not be awarded this year. This is something we need to discuss as a club at the AGM.
 
Ted Michalos
President/VGP Chair
VARAC  (Member since 2006)

October 2018 Pit Signals

The October 2018 edition of Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale is available.

Click here to download your copy. 

August 2018 Pit Signals

The August 2018 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale is available.

Click here to download your personal copy.

July 2018 Pit Signals

The July 2018 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale is available.

Click here to download your personal copy.

2018 VARAC Vintage Grand Prix

The VARAC Vintage Grand Prix is honoured to have to so many photographers clicking their shutters at VARAC’s annual event.

Below is a growing list of photography links we have assembled from the 2018 VARAC Vintage Grand Prix.  Please be sure to contact the photographers if use of their photos is desired.

If you have photos you’d like to add to the collection, please contact Ted Michalos

 

The following full coverage of the event was captured by Giancarlo Pawelec and David.J.Fulde

Friday June 15, 2018

Saturday June 16, 2018

Sunday June 17, 2018